Sunday, March 27, 2011

Joyful Day

As a parent, one of my prayers for my children has been that one day they will make the decision to become followers of Christ.  Not because Mom and Dad say they have to or because their friends are doing it but because they felt God calling them to follow Him.

R-man made the decision 3 years ago and was baptized 2 years ago.  Princess asked Jesus into her heart two years (a very special moment for me while we were on the walking trail).  We told her that she would eventually need to be baptized but we would let her decide when she was ready.  Right before Christmas she decided she was ready to be "bapnitized" as she called it. 

We said we would talk to the pastor but apparently we didn't do it fast enough for her liking because one Sunday after church she approached him herself and said she was ready.

So we set today up as the big day.  She was very excited, not only because she was being baptized but because she was singing a solo with her children's choir AND with the adult choir.  Wow!  She was a little nervous about the adult choir solo but I told her it was OK to be nervous--I still get nervous sometimes when I sing.  I gave her a little tip.  "If it bothers you to look at the people, look at the wall in the back.  That way it seems like you're looking at the people when you're really not"  She told me after church that she used my tip! 

 My parents and grandparents.  They came for Princess's big day.
 Two sweet girls!
She was so earnest and sincere during her baptism.  It was a very special and sweet day for me.  Her good friend was also baptized today.  It was extra special because her parents are some of our best friends.  Two sweet girls giving their lives to Christ.  What could be better than that?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why can't I get a camera that works??

Oh the frustration!  About a month ago I posted that the viewfinder in my Canon Xsi was not working properly.  I sent it in for repair and opted to trade up to a refurbished T2i.  I received that camera exactly one week ago and was loving it.....until......that's right, boys and girls, today the viewfinder on the T2i started messing up.  There is a piece that is trying to break off inside the camera and it won't show the picture to be focused, although it is. 

I am not a very happy photographer!  I know you do take these chances with refurbs but still.  It does have a 90 day warranty so I'm trading it for another T2i.  I hopefully will have better luck with that one.  If not, I'm not sure what I'll do.  I wouldn't mind trying a Nikon except that all my lenses and my flash are Canon. 

I hope that this camera works better than the least two (or at least longer!)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Names have been changed to protect the innocent

I've been having so much fun blogging.  Even if no one reads it but me, I know in a year's time I'll enjoy looking back and reliving my life through these posts. 

However, just as there are many positives in blogging, there are some dangers that I need to be aware of.  I had been using all of our real names--mine, Hubby's, the kids....until I read some articles about online predators using that information to endanger bloggers or their loved ones. 

I know I'm probably just being overly cautious--the likelihood of something bad happening is remote--but so be it.  From now on, I'll be using nicknames for everyone.  Maybe I'll change my mind later, maybe not.

Anyway, I hope you'll continue to enjoy the posts, even without "real" names!